Beta.MN / Byte: Konverge

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Beta.MN/ Byte is a series underwritten by Bust Out Solutions and published in collaboration with Beta.MN for the early-stage founders between idea and execution.

 

What is the name of the company and/or product?

The name of the mobile app is Konvergewww.konvergeapp.com

What distinct problem does this solve for who and how does this create value for them?

Konverge solves the common question of: Where is everyone? Think happy hour. What’s the first thing you do when you arrive at the busy restaurant? You text or call your friends to see where they’re at. We wanted to fix this.

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Beta.MN / Byte: Land.MN

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Beta.MN/ Byte is a series underwritten by Bust Out Solutions and published in collaboration with Beta.MN for the early-stage founders between idea and execution.

 
What is the name of the company and/or product? Where is it found online?

Land Portal, LLC aka Land.MN

What distinct problem does this solve for who and how does this create value for them?

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Beta.MN / Byte: Corbata

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Beta.MN/ Byte is a series underwritten by Bust Out Solutions and published in collaboration with Beta.MN for the early-stage founders between idea and execution.

 

What is the name of the company and/or product? Where is it found online?

Corbatawww.Corbata.com

What distinct problem does this solve for who and how does this create value for them?

The core problem that we solve is by creating a service that is both driver and user focused. It is a transparent platform where the drivers create their own individual brand, hours, and rates. The users, in turn, are empowered by being able to choose the driver they want for their personal needs. There are no surprise charges, fare spikes, or uncertainty on who you’re going to get. All this with the added privilege of a concierge-level service.

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Beta.MN/ Byte: BlogCalendar

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Beta.MN/ Byte is a series underwritten by Bust Out Solutions and published in collaboration with Beta.MN for the early-stage founders between idea and execution.

 
What is the name of the company and/or product? Where is it found online?

BlogCalendar – www.getblogcalendar.com

What distinct problem does this solve for who and how does this create value for them?

BlogCalendar make bloggers more productive by making editorial planning easy. It also helps increase sponsored content revenue, by giving bloggers automated reporting tools for their sponsored content deliverables.

How did you come up with the idea / what was your motivation for starting?

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Beta.MN/Byte: Ecommerce Movers and Shakers

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Beta.MN/ Byte is a series underwritten by Bust Out Solutions and published in collaboration with Beta.MN for the early-stage founders between idea and execution.

 
What is the name of the company and/or product?

Ecommerce Movers and Shakers

What distinct problem does this solve for who and how does this create value for them?

Ecommerce Movers and Shakers is a community of people passionate about ecommerce who want to connect with each other and share experiences and ideas. I want to give ecommerce veterans who have made great achievements (movers and shakers) a platform to share their unique stories of how they became leaders in ecommerce and inspire the next generation of ecommerce entrepreneurs. I also want to help ecommerce leaders and new ecommerce entrepreneurs by providing resources to build, launch, and grow ecommerce businesses.

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Beta.MN/Byte: Studioso

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Beta.MN/ Byte is a series underwritten by Bust Out Solutions and published in collaboration with Beta.MN for the early-stage founders between idea and execution.

 
What is the name of the company and/or product?

Studioso

What distinct problem does this solve for who and how does it create value for them?

Studioso is an app that was created to ease student practice frustration and facilitate the lives music educators. It connects music teachers to their students, optimizes student practice, and enables both teacher and student to accurately visualize progress.

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Beta.MN / Byte: ProcessBolt

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Beta.MN/ Byte is a series underwritten by Bust Out Solutions and published in collaboration with Beta.MN for the early-stage founders between idea and execution.

 
What is the name of the company and/or product?

ProcessBolt

What distinct problem does this solve for who and how does this create value for them?

Enterprises rely upon third party vendors to provide data and IT solutions which entail handling sensitive data and providing business critical functions. As a result, it is a required task to periodically review the risk associated with these connected entities. Vendor risk assessment processes are unique to each enterprise and current processes rely heavily on spreadsheets, emails and static forms. This is painful for everyone involved, it lacks consistency and requires significant time and resources.

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Beta.MN Announces The Lineup For Next Startup /Showcase

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It’s on like Donkey Kong at the next Beta.MN /Showcase Tuesday, October 10th from 5:30 – 8:00pm at Target Commons in downtown Minneapolis.

Hosted in the midst of Twin Cities Startup Week, the ‘show and tell’ format has become a staple for local tech startups to connect one to one and one to many throughout an electric evening. For anyone still uninitiated, it’s impossible to understand the startup scene without experiencing a Beta.MN event, or six.

The following 14 Minnesota tech startups will be there loud and proud above the crowd:

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Beta.MN / Byte: Tempo Sports Intelligence

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Beta.MN/ Byte is a series underwritten by Bust Out Solutions and published in collaboration with Beta.MN for the early-stage founders between idea and execution.

 
What is the name of the company and/or product?

Tempo Sports Intelligence

Who is on the team?

Deric Manrique

What distinct problem does this solve for who and how does this create value for them?

There is a big pain in the sports industry when it comes to brands evaluating their sports sponsorships.  Brands spend hundreds of millions of dollars on these sponsorships, yet still have a hard time understanding their audience and ROI.

Tempo Sports Intelligence is a sports sponsorship and technology agency that develops TempoCheck proprietary sponsorship evaluation software that saves a lot of time and money.

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Beta.MN/ Byte: Daycare Detector

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Beta.MN/ Byte is a series underwritten by Bust Out Solutions and published in collaboration with Beta.MN for the early-stage founders between idea and execution.

 
What is the name of the company and/or product?

Daycare Detector

What distinct problem does this solve for who and how does this create value for them?

The problem is that it can be hard to find daycare depending on where you are. There is not always enough supply for the demand, especially for infant care.

We have two audiences: parents seeking daycare for their children and providers seeking to match with parents and their children.

It creates value for the parents by expediting the discovery and matching process for them.   It creates value for the providers by allowing them to create a professional profile and indicate availability to attract in more customers.

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